Anne Schraff Message Board
Taylor posts on 2/27/2008 6:59:14 PM
I love your book The Vandelit is so scary and addicting. This book is a absolute page turner.
DWALTERS posts on 2/27/2008 10:56:53 AM
I would like to start by saying; I am a mother of 2 girls, who at one time hated to read. But my oldest read one of your books and then put my youngest onto it and they have been reading them every since. But now the time has come and my youngest has to do a report on one of your books and mention some facts about the author. And we are unable to find anything on you, can you please help a helpless mother out with this matter.
HomeSchooling Mom posts on 2/12/2008 5:50:01 PM
What type of information about the books do you need remy? Specific titles? I would be happy to help if I can.
remy posts on 2/11/2008 1:56:59 PM
i need some info about your books i hvae to do a book report on all your books
Homeschooling Mom posts on 1/11/2008 9:03:51 AM
I have noted that many students have had difficulty in obtaining information about Anne Schraff for school reports. My son and I have found some information and hopefully this will help. We obtained this information at our local library's online author web site.
Anne Elaine Schraff was born on September 21, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father was a post office accountant and her mother was a teacher. She graduated from both Pierce Junior College, A.A. 1964, and San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge) B.A. 1966, and M.A. 1967. She is interested in music, walking, travel and parish work. Her memberships include the California Social Studies Council, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the International Reading Association. Her last listed address that I found was P.O. Box 1345, Spring Valley, CA 91979.
She learned to read at age three and a half because she said she was tired of having to ask people to read all of the funny papers to her. Once she knew how to read, she gobbled up books like most kids decoured cookies.
She submitted her first story for publication when she was nine. When it was rejected she cried, but not for long. She continued to write, submit and have rejected one story after another until finally, when she started college, a story was accepted. She realized that she was motivated by a powerful desire to write that made it impossible to do otherwise.
Ms. Schraff has written many works of fiction and non-fiction for young adults, especially reluctant readers. As a former high school teacher she has had a great deal of experience in working with young adults and she explained once that she created exciting stories to interest reluctant teenage readers who usually didn't read, to do just that. She fills her stories with mystery and suspense, many of her novels addressing common adolescent themes such as divorce, friendship, death and self-perception and acceptance.
The ideas for her novels come form everyday experiences. One such example was the basis for her novel, Please Don't Ask Me to Love You. One day she saw a little girl give her mother a hug, but the small child did not get a hug in return. The inspirations for her stories moving her as much as her weaving of the tale moves us.
As much as I have enjoyed reading her works of fiction with my son, I look forward to reading her works of non-ficiton as well. Her collective biographies include, Women of Peace: Nobel Peace Prize Winners, and a work about the Great Depression entitled, The Great Depression and the New Deal: America's Economic Collapse and Recovery.
In an interview once, Ms. Schraff stated that she had two objectives with her work. They were (1) a hope to enable her readers to share the magic and adventure of life that she enjoyed in the books she devoured as a child, and (2) to convey the powerful beliefs that life is worth living and goodnes is worth achieving.
I think she has done just that. Thank you Ms. Schraff.
Jenny posts on 1/6/2008 6:03:07 PM
Can I get more information about your book because your books are the best and I have a book report about you. Thank you
Homeschooling Mom posts on 1/4/2008 12:40:18 PM
My 10 year old son thoroughly enjoys the works by Anne Schraff and I am having him write a book report on "Like Father, Like Son". Finding Ms. Schraff's biographical information for the report has proven to be quite a challenge. I have found a letter entitled "Dear Reader" at another web site. But since one is not suppose to promote other web sites I can't give you that info, but if you go to the company site that publishes her books in the Passages to Suspense series you should be able to find it under Authors and reviews on your own. Most authors have a great deal information there, unfortunately, Ms. Schraff does not. I am determined to find more information about this author and will post it as I get it. To all of the readers of her novels,keep reading. The joy and knoweldge that you gain from books can never wear out nor be taken away.
Joelle posts on 1/3/2008 5:26:41 PM
hey, im doing a book report thats due tomorrow at eight in the morning about the book Lost and Found by Anne Schraff. Can you please help me with these question? Thanks
1.)Who is the protagonist
2.)Who is the Antagonist
(i dont know what that means)
3.)What is the Setting?
It would be a great help.
Thanks so much
alex posts on 1/2/2008 6:53:04 PM
Please can I have some information. I love your books and I have a report due on you and can not find anything on you. thank you Alex
Anonymous posts on 12/2/2007 10:39:05 PM
i am doing an author study and i need to know when you were born and some personal information. why cant i find information about you on the internet are you hiding or something? i need to know your personal information by thursday. please help!!!!!!!!!!!
Click Here for Messages:
1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100
101 - 110
111 - 120
121 - 130
131 - 140
141 - 150
151 - 160
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the posters.